Below are the instructions you need for the one-time setup of your export file in RMLS.
If, for any reason, you have trouble with the file setup below or with the data going into Spark, contact us here for assistance.
Creating a Condo Custom Export for the HARMLS Matrix system
INSTRUCTIONS BELOW ARE FOR CONDO/TOWNHOUSE/HIGH-RISE/MID-RISE (CLICK HERE FOR SFR/ACREAGE SETUP INSTRUCTIONS)
MLS export files that are uploaded to Spark must be in a specific format in order to provide both accurate data and all possible fields.
Follow the instructions below to complete the one-time setup for Spark in the HARMLS Matrix system. Contact us here if you have problems with the file setup and we will be glad to help.
NOTE: This process will need to be completed twice. THESE INSTRUCTIONS ARE FOR CONDO/TOWNHOUSE/MID-RISE/HIGH-RISE SEARCHES.
Hover your mouse over 'My Matrix' and select 'Settings'.
Click on 'Custom Exports' then click on 'Add Export'.
Name the export 'Spark Condo'.
- IMPORTANT: Verify toward the bottom that 'Label' and 'Comma' are chosen. No need to enter a description.
Click on each of the following categories individually and click 'Add' after each one. Once you are done, the categories will appear on the right side of the window. I realize the list is long but once this is set up in your MLS you'll never have to do it again although if you plan on using Spark for importing rentals you will have to repeat this process for the Rental export setup.
Carport Spaces Count
Floor Location Search
Listing Contract Date
Maint Fee Amt
Maint Fee Pay Schedule
No Of Garage Cap
Off Market Date
Original List Price
Property Sub Type
Seller To Closing Costs
Sq Ft Total
Street Dir Prefix
Once the list is complete, click 'Save' and you are done
Be sure and repeat this process so you have two Spark exports, one for single-family residential and one for condos.
How to Export your Data
Verify that the search you are exporting includes the sales/listings/rentals you want to put into the grid(s) of your appraisal report.
On the results page of your search choose the listings/sales/rentals you want included (using the check box to the left) or click 'All' if you want all of them.
Click 'Export' which is on the bottom row of buttons.
Verify the custom export you made is selected in the drop-down which should be 'Spark Condo'.
Save the file by whichever file name and into whichever folder you prefer (depending on browser settings you may not be given the option to choose the file name/location).
Now load Spark by going to app.sparkforappraisers.com and follow the steps.
Note: Spark can input a maximum of 30 properties for each grid (sales grid/listing grid/rental grid) and a maximum of 10,000 for your 1004MC files (Competing and/or Neighborhood File).